Classes Offered: jazz, musical theater, lyrical, contemporary, turns & leaps, progressions
Quinton Weathers started dancing at the age of eight in Austin, TX. He studied jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater and gymnastics at Joyce Willett School of Dance. He was a part of their youth dance company, Body Talk. Quinton won numerous scholarships from L.A. Dance Force, L.A. Underground, Urban Jamm, West Coast Dance Explosion and New York City Dance Alliance. At twelve, he started training at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. There, he trained with Bill Prudich, Mandy Moore, Adam Parsons, Doug Caldwell, Malaya, Tabitha & Napoleon, Marty Kudelka, and Roger Lee, among others.
Quinton’s fresh choreography and outgoing attitude has made him a sought-after teacher and choreographer. He has taught master classes all over the United States, Canada, Korea, Japan, Central America and Mexico. Quinton has judged and taught for Break the Floor Productions, Adrenaline Dance Convention, NV Dance Intensive, V.I.P, Showbiz National Talent Competition, Move Productions, Hall of Fame Dance Challenge and Flow 40 Dance Workshops. For five years, he taught lyrical, jazz and hip-hop at Simi Dance Center in Simi Valley, California. His students have won numerous scholarships and awards, including national titles and have gone on to work as professional dancers in the industry.
He has also assisted award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore in Seoul, Korea at the International Jazz Festival and at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Quinton lived in A for five years and was represented by Bloc Talent Agency. He has worked with many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Angie Stone, Snoop Dogg, Salt & Pepa, Kylie Minogue, Anastasia, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Solange Knowles, Yasmeen, Parker Posey and Chris Katan. His TV and film credits include Nickelodeon’s “All That” and “Taina,” the “2002 Olympics,” “Soul Train”, “Trading Spaces,” “Varsity Blues,” “Honey,” “Adam and Steve” and “Dreamgirls.” He has appeared in commercials, industrials and print work for “So You Think You Can Dance,” ipod, Motorola, Smashbox Cosmetics, Nintendo, Diesel and Levi Jeans, Nike, 7-up and Pepsi. Quinton also performed on the American Idol 2 Tour of North America.
Quinton is now back in Austin, TX where, for twelve years, he owned his own studio, The Dance Spot. Now, he is the artistic director of the youth-company, Rise Dance Collective. He recently had the honor of performing with UK artist “Years and Years”, at the 2015 MTV Woodie Awards and was photographed by New York Times bestselling author/photographer Jordan Matter for his latest book, “Dancers After Dark”. Most recently, Quinton choreographed his first full musical, Legally Blonde-The Musical, at the Georgetown Place Theater.
Quinton loves teaching all ages and levels of dancers. His life purpose is to inspire and mentor through the art of dance.